Will Panini produce stickers for World Cup 2022? Why sticker giant won’t make Euro 2024 album - who are Topps
Fanatics owned American company Topps will take over the production of UEFA European Championships collectables from 2024
Italian company, Panini, has been producing sticker albums for the European Championship for over four decades.
Many fans enjoy collecting football stickers and filling up their albums before the tournament ends.
Find out everything you need to know about football sticker albums here.
Why has Panini stopped making stickers for the Euros albums?
Panini have produced sticker albums for every Euros tournament since 1976.
However, the Women’s Euros this summer will be their last book for UEFA.
This comes after their contract with UEFA came to an end and they will be replaced.
Who will replace Panini to produce stickers for the Euros albums?
American company, Topps, announced on Wednesday that they had agreed a deal with UEFA to become an official licensed partner of men’s Euro 2024.
Owned by sports betting company Fanatic, Topps will produce the official sticker album for the tournament in addition to other collections.
The collectables company will have a helping ambassador and Roma boss Jose Mourinho.
The Twitter announcement from Topps said: “We are proud to announce our partnership with @uefa as an official licensed partner of UEFA EURO 2024™. With the help of #TheSpecialOne @josemourinho as our sticker manager who will select the players that will be included in the sticker album and Topps collections. #EURO2024”
Topps also produces the official annual UEFA Champions League, Scottish Professional Football League and Bundesliga sticker collection.
Will Panini still produce stickers for the World Cup 2022?
Yes, ESPN reported that Panini will continue their partnership with FIFA.
This means they will produce the sticker album for this year’s football world cup, which is taking place in Qatar.
Panini also produces the official annual Premier League, NBA and Tour De France sticker collection.